Cincinnati--NetWellness, a non-profit consumer health web site, has
been awarded a four star (out of four possible) privacy rating by San
Diego-based enonymous.com, a venture-funded company that reviews and
rates the privacy policies of web sites for its customers. Only 3.5
percent of the 30,000 sites reviewed by enonymous.com received a four
star rating. Many of the most popular sites on the web rated poorly in
this area. Privacy is a first priority for NetWellness, one of the
premier health information web sites in the country.
is committed to protecting the privacy of its users and does not
collect or share personal information," said Stephen Marine,
registration the way many health web sites do." The federal government
sites choose not to do so.
Netwellness provides high quality
information created and evaluated by medical and health professional
faculty at the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio State University and
Case Western Reserve University. Health care faculty from the three
institutions serve as experts in NetWellness' popular, interactive "Ask
an Expert" service. Started in 1995, as one of the first health web
sites, NetWellness can be accessed online at netwellness.org.